were made prisoners whenever the
Insurgents could lay hands upon
them, their houses were invaded,
& their moveable property unceremo-
-niously seized by those whose might
made their right --

Mr Sedgwick was a Member of
the State Legislature & absent from
his home on duty at Boston -- His
family were transferred to a place
free from danger or annoyance;
all his family, with the exception
of the Servants & one young invalid
child -- Mumbet s pet -- She was leave
her castle she would not -- & her
particular treasure she felt able to
defend -- She adopted rather
a feminine mode of defence -- She
drew her bars & bolts -- hung
over the kitchen a n immense large kettle